♪ anchor: welcome back to "france 24." top stories where following. terror on the island of lombok. an earthquake kills 92 people. aftershocks, and evacuating hundreds of people. toronto braces for -- tehran faces for new sanctions from the u.s. the u.s.'s top of the matt -- top diplomat says iran must
start acting like a normal country. six arrested in venezuela after an attempt on the life of nicolas maduro, who escaped unharmed when jones targeted a military parade. ♪ anchor: we begin in indonesia, where the tourist island of lombok has been devastated by an earthquake. 92 people lost our lives when the earthquake struck. people fled to high ground as the damage forced hotels to close and medics to treat patients in the open. an operation currently underway to evacuate some 1000 or so people from the neighboring islands of gili, with visitors
at the height of the tourist season there. reporter: emergency services continue the search for victims of the earthquake in indonesia. relief workers have not worked some of the affected areas and they have been hampered by electricity blackouts. the quick left thousasands of homes and bubuildings damaged, rcing 20,0,000 people into temporaryy shelters, with others forced t to camp outside. on monday, the indonesian prpresident o offered his cocondolences to the victims and ordered authoritities to accelerarate relief e efforts. ordered theght, i coordinating minister, and security officials, to coordinate in always. -- all way so that t the handng o of the crisis can be done as fast as possible. reporter: meanwhile, more than 1000 tourists, foreign and
indonesian, are said to be evacuated from the popular gili islands located just a few kilometers off of the coast of lombok. >> unfortunately, this was our first time in indonesia and i think it will be the last time for our family. we spent the week here and after the first earthquake we never felt relaxed. reporter: hundreds of touris still waiting -- tourists still waiting to be evacuated. they didn't have enough capacity on the boats to evacuate all of the tourists at once. a smaller tremor h hit the arean july 29, killing at least 14 people. anchor: let's go to iran, where people are bracing for a return to sweeping u.s. sanctions. as of tomorrow morning, the government in iran will no longer be able to purchase u.s. banknotes. the range of sanctions imposed
by washington, following the unilateral withdrawal of donald trump the nuclear deal. frustration over the stagnant economy and iran has force people out into the streets. we have the report. [shouting] reporter: tensions rising as u.s. sanctions loom. in one city, demonstrators took to the streets after friday prayers. a cleric accusused leaeaders of ignonoring the peoeople's proro. anger over the dire s situation, with media flooded with videos showing protests of those angry with the high cost of living. in recent months, demonstrators have taken to the streets, including in several cities like shiraz. the persian breach reacted on twitter. >> while it is up to the people to determine their path, the u.s. support to the voice of the iranian people. reporter: donald trump's
decision to withdraw from the nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions has hit iran hard. the currency has lost 80% of its value over the last year, as foreign investors leave. and outside gas stations, the lines can be seen as iranians stock up. the first round of sanctions will affect the purchase of u.s. dollars, trade with gold, and the u.s.'s imports of iranian carpets and food. aviation will also be affected. tv footage shows five new airplanes arriving, but they are the last of the new ones they will receive before manufacturers are forced to hold billion dollar transactions. boeing has announced it will end dealings with iran, but airbus intends to stay in the country. anchor: to discuss the sanctions we are joined by brett bruen
who served at the white house under the obama administration and now runs the firm global situations room. thank you very much for talking with us today. you worked in the white house the year the nuclear deal was signed. over the past few months, you have seen the president tried to rip up what president obama worked for. ar these freshe sanctionsns another sign of the deal cannot be saved? >> i think it can stitill be saved. we have seen gestures from president trump in the last few weeks to try to meet with iran's theer, ii think quietly in back room of some of these diplomatic negotiations, there is talk of how do we move forward. president trump wants to put his own stamp on this. anchor: if you think the deal can be saved, and we know europeans have been clear that
that is something that they want, if you are sitting down with the european leaders what would you say to try to make them keep the deal alive? >> i think that donald trump is giving them the signal of where he wants to go. he wants to, in the style of kim jong-un on and putin, have a big show and to delivever his deal. if he can do that, i think there is a way forward. anchor: meanwhile, in iran, we have seen protests over the economy, among other issues. what impacts are the sanctions likely to have on iran and on the administration? >> they are costly. they are costly to the quality of life that iranians have enjoyed under the iran deal. that is going to dissipate. anand i think the tension, political, social and is a goodd attention will rise. that being said, there is a cost to the u.s. our credibilility has been
compromised by pulling out of the deal, both in the eyes of the iranian people and our allies as well. anchor: you mentioned that donald trump might be happy to negotiate a deal that he would negotiate himself, but given the hostile relationship between his administers and tehran, what could he offer that would be reasonable that they might accept? >> well, i think that whether white house is pushing for -- what the white house is pushing for is some sort of action on iran's other activities. and clearly we have seen from the singapore summit and helsinki commission does not require a lot in terms of compromimises for donald trump o feel like he has wo. n. but he is pushing in the direction of addressing other issues of concern with iran. anchor: we willll have to leavet there, but thank you for your time.
you have been hearing from brett bruen. other world news. the government in venezuela has arrested six people following an assassination attempt on nicolas maduro. two drones targeted the president at a military parade appeared -- parade. while a rebel group claims activity, nicolas maduro pointed the finger at columbia. reporter: venezuelan investigators going through every y cranny, lookining for evidence from the drone attacack on saturday, which t the presidt sasays it was an assassination attempmpt against him.. >> i looked out and i saw people running. that is when the device collided and lots of smoke starteded comg out. reporter: the scene wasas out of an actction movie. a loud thud.
bodyguards rushing to protect the president. and soldiers scrambling for safety. according to authorities, assailants flew two drones towards nicolas maduro and other officials. one of them was intercepted by the military, the other crashed into a nearby building, causing damage to the structure. six people have been arrested, and the interior saidid that t e investigation was moving quickly. >> we have made six arrests so far. and we have seized several vehicles. raidse also carried out in hotels, were crucial evidence was gathered. and his: nicolas maduro government have blamed the opposition for the attack, saying the suspects conspired with others in the u.s. and columbia.
bogota and washington have denied involvement. anchor: the president of south sudan and his arch rival have signed ap still, drawing a line over conflict that has killed tens of thousands of people and has displaced millions of others. riek machar has come in as the new vice president. here is a look at the details. reporter: the much would it celebration of peace in south sudan. this, moments after the president salva kiir and riek machar signed a power-sharing agreement. the transitional governmement is expected to be formed in the coming months, keeping salva kiir as president and giving riek machar the role as vice president, with both parties ping the deal will bring an end to the conflict. >> the agreement we have just endned today must mark the
of conflict in our country. reporter: riek machar insisted on the need to implement the deal. >> there is the devil sometimes embedded in the implementation. if there is no political will, even if we sign beautiful agreements, and they are not implemented, then we would have done nothing. reporter: the president's party will control 20 of the 35 cabinet positions and the remaining seats will be split among the opposition, but smaller rebel leaders say that the deal does not distribute adequately the power on a local level it focuses only on how the government will function in the capital. the two leaders have governed together twice b before, both times thee country eruptpted in chaos.s. mamany now suspect the new agreement will have the same fate. in a sudan has been caught bloody civil war for the past five years.
the government and rebel parties have denied access to foreign ngos, makikingt impossibible to providide an official death tol. groups estimate that betetween 50,000-350,000 people have been killed since 2013. anchor: in other news, a french cook once known as the chef of the century has died at the age of 73. joel robuchon passed away after suffering from cancer. whoill be known as the man shaped how modern french food is seen all over the world. s, more thanlin star any other chef in history. but to remind you of our top terror in indonesia when an earthquake kills 98 people. indonesia evacuates hundreds of people during aftershocks. and iran bracing for renewed
u.s. sections. the trump administration should be announcing fresh measures as their top of the met -- diplomat says that iran must start acting like a normal country. six arrested in venezuela after an attempt on nicolas maduro's life, who escaped unharmed when drones targeted in military parade. -- a military parade. now time for our focus report. today, we're going to end it was the a to investigate -- andul ucia, inspecting the cannabis trade. sarah morris has been there to find out more. it is a routine, every morning spanish customs officers take to the sea looking for traffickers. in the gibraltar strait, 100
customs officers patrolled the coast seven days a week. they are after speedboats carrying drugs. ththey are 12 meters long and extremely powerful. >> here in the strait it is a permanent race, because response time is minimal but the african coast is nearby. they are so fast. we to send out a list to catch them. reporter: every year, the cannabis grows. lester, 130 tons were seized, three times more than in 2016. by sea a round-trip, between morocco and spain takes less than one hour. >> they are like flies. they move around everywhere. they are unpredictable and the coast is difficult to navigate, with a lot of traffic in the ports. that is why we put a camera system in.
with the sea patrol and helicopters. reporter: this year, customs has their own fastest speedboats to stop the drug pushers reaching the bay. boats and helicopters chases are common, because the traffickers even try to reach the beach in broad daylight. for the tourists, it is like a hollywood action film. sometimes, like here, the traffickers give up and drop the drugs. to stop the boats from rereachig the s short, the townwnhall hast up barriers antheyey have plalad camemeras strategically. in one district, the authorities and fishermen may be helping the traffickers. fishermane only prepared to discuss the
situation. >> they are drug trafficking, of course, but not here. sometimes, there is trafficking at the beach. i will not lie to you. at least, there was in the past. reporter: an analysis that is not stand up to what we see. four hours after the intervivie, we witnessed the questioning of 10 people suspectedd of involvement in trafficicking. the neighborhood now on lockdown. a common scene says one resident. drugs speedboats drop the off and kids come to the streets to pick up the packages. they then go off to the backstreet. reporter: how did this area become the hashish hub of spain? franco is the mayor, he says the reason is nearly economic. -- purely economic. >> a lot of people are close to
being shut out of society. 34% unemployment, with drug trafficking the only option they see left for them. reporter: the trafficking has brought a culture of criminality, is the access to drugs and the problem of addiction to harder substances. one minister at the rehabilitation center, a former drug addict, he served time for stealing. room where young people who have been clean of drugs for 5-6 days live. that is the phase that is the hardest to get through. people go through a radical change. they come from a world that is totally desperate, where they are totally addicted to drugs. we h have even had traffickers here. reporter: to pay for their drugs, helping traffickers is the fastest option. this place is meant to get
addicts clean and get back to society, with a plplace for 30 months or six months. tthe association is not financed by the region, but by an evangelical church. the residents pray every day at the local church. they have seats reserved for them. >> amen. reporter: one volunteerreporter: helps the young people to cope. a former trafficker, he spent 20 years in jail. he was 12 when he started helping the drug traffickers. by the time he was caught, he was earning 250,000 euros for a single trafficking operation. >> i ended up becoming the boss. i had teams of people who would pick up the merchandise, prepare it, and deliver it. everybody knows someone who plays a part in that system, everyone is involved.
re than half. yes, more. be a role model for those looking to give up drugs, but the town is not ready to leave all demons behind. trafficking remains the most lucrative business in the town. anchor: sarah morris with our special report from southern spain. turning now to our press review. ♪ taking a look at what is making headlines in the international press. hi. off with aart us look at the heatwave in europe. >> indeed. regarding went with the headline "the heat goes on." the driest summer in the united kingdom in nearly 6060 years. the times also covering the
heatwave with a photograph of two rowers caught by a surprise playmate dolphin. anchor: lovely. it is having serious consequences elsewhere, particularly in spain and portugal. reporter: there are consequences in portugal, 800 firefighters continuing to work to stomp out multiple fires, wildfires, according to the portuguese paper. 100 people have had it be -- have been evacuated. and for those who may feel like an egg in a frying pan when you are outside, i have a cartoon for you. addresses the record-breaking heat, with one egg saying to the other, there must be a way to fight climate change. the other says, it is too expensive.
and a political twist here from morton moreland. macron addressing theresa may if you should pour cold water in any attempt to bypass brussels, which is in effect what he did. theresa may yelling, "no." the extended heatwave is making many of us miserable, but according to the new yorker, it is making some archaeologists happy. because of the dry weather, parch marks have emerged. which allows the archaeologists to see normally unseen things underground. anchor: big story from the u.s., donald trump admitting that his son did meet with russian lawyers to discuss hillary clinton. reporter: 13 months ago, donald trump said that the meeting was about adopting russian children. on sunday, he admitted that in fact his son met to try to get
information on hillary clinton. naturally, many media outlets jumped on the story. and now an ever-growing list of falsehoods coming from the president. the new york daily news put out "lies and more lies" with donald trump as pinocchio. this comes as the u.s. president continues his war of words against the u.s. media and russia investigation. anchor: meanwhile, the u.s. preparing to impose fresh sanctions on iran . you have been looking at the iranian press, how are they reacting? >> we will start with the iran daily. on the front page, an article on how iranian officials continued to plead with european governments to make up for donald trump pulling out of the nuclear deal, and to do so before the sanctions come into effect today. otherwise, the negotiations will be fruitless, the paper says. and a step further in a front-page editorial, which
blames the french government for not acting. if the nuclear deal falls through completely, the iranians are going to say that for them there is no difference between macron and donald trump. the issue is also being covered in the french press, with a front-page dedicated to why donald trump is targeting iran and the strategies he is using. strategies, that according to the atlantic, could backfire. the american article says if the u.s. keeps employing sections for every sort of grievance, countries like the european nations, like france, will learn to bypass the u.s. and its financial institutions. anchor: indeed. we will hear more about the coming sections from russia -- from the u.s. but now something to lift our spirits. what is the story? >> this is from the sun. two german men absolutely did not want to miss the world's largest heavy metal festival.
so they managed to escape from the nursing home and they got to jam with 75,000 others. police found them at 3:00 a.m. in a sort of dazed state. luckily, because of the hot weather there was not much mud on the ground. the festival is known for its muddy pits. no mud sliding, no moshing for these two old-timers. anchor: never too old to rock. thank you for the press review on the program. if you want to see more of the press reviews, you can go to our website, which is france 24.com. you are up to speed with all the latest news. stay with us, more news shortly. ♪ >> france 24, four news channels in four languages, 35
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